Unique Souvenir Presented Boston Chief

Unique Souvenir Presented Boston Chief

(From Our Regular Correspondent)

An unusual and interesting souvenir in the shape of a metal placard bearing instructions in four languages on the proper way to turn in an alarm of fire has been presented to Chief Peter E. Walsh, of the Boston, Mass., Fire Department.

The directions in English, Chinese, Tamil and Malay characters are from a fire alarm box in Singapore, Malay Peninsula, and were brought to this country and presented to Chief Walsh by Louis S. Ross, of Newtonville, who recently returned from a trip to China and the Far East.

The head of the Singapore fire brigade, according to Mr. Ross, is Chief Thomas Wilson, an Englishman, and the apparatus includes small sized motor pumps of British manufacture, the largest having a capacity of only 400 gallons per minute. The ladder trucks are of the telescoping type, called “escapes,” and each engine carries a tank of 80 gallons of water which is pumped on to the fire as there are no hydrants with the exception of a few in the business section of the city.

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